Legal &amp; Regulation http://www.hedgeweek.com/taxonomy/term/65/all en AIFMD review to shed light on UK position, post-Brexit http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/04/07/250482/aifmd-review-shed-light-uk-position-post-brexit <p><em><strong>Bobby Johal, Managing Consultant, at&nbsp;Cordium, responds to the European Commission&rsquo;s announcement that it has started work on the review of the AIFMD&hellip;</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-directory-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gfmdirectory/cordium">Cordium</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/04/07/250482/aifmd-review-shed-light-uk-position-post-brexit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:49:45 +0000 mkitchen 250482 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Duff & Phelps - Best Global Regulatory Advisory Firm http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/04/06/250462/duff-phelps-best-global-regulatory-advisory-firm <p><em><strong>With all the regulatory developments in recent times, and the ominous spectre of MiFID II looming large, it is fair to say that these are busy and exciting times for regulatory advisory firms. Duff &amp; Phelps is no exception, with Julian Korek, Global Head of Compliance and Regulatory Consultancy, confirming that Duff &amp; Phelps&#39; global clients are interested in four issues, at present.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/04/06/250462/duff-phelps-best-global-regulatory-advisory-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:59:10 +0000 mkitchen 250462 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Harneys - Best Offshore Law Firm http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/04/06/250457/harneys-best-offshore-law-firm <p><em><strong>Harneys operates through 14 international locations and its global funds practice advises on all aspects of offshore investment funds, establishment, maintenance and restructuring both in distressed and planned scenarios.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-directory-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gfmdirectory/harneys">Harneys</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/04/06/250457/harneys-best-offshore-law-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:36:25 +0000 mkitchen 250457 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Sadis & Goldberg LLP - Best Global Law Firm http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/04/06/250438/sadis-goldberg-llp-best-global-law-firm <p><em><strong>Sadis &amp; Goldberg LLP is one of New York&#39;s leading financial services focused law firms. Known both domestically and internationally as a dominant force in the financial services sector, Sadis &amp; Goldberg serves clients throughout the world and was recently ranked as one of the top five law firms for hedge fund launches in the 2016 Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/04/06/250438/sadis-goldberg-llp-best-global-law-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:36:14 +0000 mkitchen 250438 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Further opportunities for PE growth http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/03/24/249978/further-opportunities-pe-growth <p><em><strong>For managers who may already be using an onshore Delaware LLC, they now have the opportunity to use a Bermuda LLC as an offshore vehicle. This follows the formal introduction of the Limited Liability Company Act 2016 (LLC Act), which was passed in the Senate in July 2016 and became operative on 1 October, 2016.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/03/24/249978/further-opportunities-pe-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Offshore Legal & Regulation Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:43:57 +0000 mkitchen 249978 at http://www.hedgeweek.com A bespoke, risk-based approach to regulatory oversight http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/03/24/249976/bespoke-risk-based-approach-regulatory-oversight <p><em><strong>Bermuda&#39;s financial regulator, the Bermuda Monetary Authority, takes a risk-based approach to regulating and supervising the entities for which it is responsible, including investment funds, investment providers, fund administrators, trust companies, insurers and&nbsp;banks.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/03/24/249976/bespoke-risk-based-approach-regulatory-oversight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Offshore Legal & Regulation Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:20:35 +0000 mkitchen 249976 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Institutional framework for family offices http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/03/24/249974/institutional-framework-family%C2%A0offices <p><em><strong>As family offices look for the best jurisdictions in which to establish trusts and wealth preservation vehicles, being able to benchmark the institutional quality of a specific jurisdiction and rely on high-quality outsourcing options, are increasingly important considerations. The following report provides an overview of how and why Bermuda is living up to these expectations.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/03/24/249974/institutional-framework-family%C2%A0offices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:10:45 +0000 James.Williams 249974 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Funding litigation – Independent director considerations http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/03/22/249864/funding-litigation-independent-director-considerations <p><em>By Ronan Guilfoyle&nbsp;(pictured) and Casey McDonald, independent directors, Calderwood, a Cayman Islands Fund Governance Firm &ndash;&nbsp;</em><strong><em>It is not uncommon these days for an investment fund to find itself in the situation where it may be able to recover certain assets through the process of litigation.&nbsp; Perhaps an investment has soured but left the fund with claims against certain associated parties, or alternatively, the fund could find itself in the scenario where it has claims against its service providers, possibly due to fraud or some other unfortunate circumstances, which have made the fund no longer viable.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/03/22/249864/funding-litigation-independent-director-considerations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Funds Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:46:48 +0000 mkitchen 249864 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Financial Stability Board targets fund finance http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/03/13/249546/financial-stability-board-targets-fund-finance <p><em><strong>Dechert&rsquo;s Matthew Kerfoot&nbsp;(pictured) comments on FSB&rsquo;s newly issued Policy Recommendations on the use of leverage by investment funds&hellip;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/03/13/249546/financial-stability-board-targets-fund-finance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:34:09 +0000 mkitchen 249546 at http://www.hedgeweek.com What impact will the Trump administration have on the fiduciary rule? http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/02/21/248886/what-impact-will-trump-administration-have-fiduciary-rule <p><em>By Dan Viola, partner, Sadis &amp; Goldberg &ndash; <strong>Status of the new DOL&nbsp;fiduciary rule.&nbsp;</strong></em>The&nbsp;Department of Labor&rsquo;s (the DOL) new fiduciary ruling (the Rule) has created strife in the securities industry and has the potential to significantly impact how financial advisers and brokers will manage retirement accounts in the future.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/02/21/248886/what-impact-will-trump-administration-have-fiduciary-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> North America Legal & Regulation Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:55:20 +0000 mkitchen 248886 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Invest in Cyprus - Strategic location http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/02/20/248859/invest-cyprus-strategic-location <p><em><strong>With its ideal geographical position at the crossroads of three continents &ndash; Europe, Africa and Asia, Cyprus plays a key role in the region of the Eastern Mediterranean. As a safe, transparent, modern business centre, the island is an ideal investment gateway to the European Union, as well as a portal for investment outside the EU, particularly into the Middle East, India and China.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/02/20/248859/invest-cyprus-strategic-location" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:21:26 +0000 mkitchen 248859 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Ireland - Key factors in choosing an alternative investment fund domicile http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/02/20/248858/ireland-key-factors-choosing-alternative-investment-fund-domicile <p><em>By Donnacha O&rsquo;Connor (pictured), Partner at Dillon Eustace &ndash; <strong>Ireland has a well-established reputation as a leading funds centre, being home to 6,470 regulated investment funds as of December 2016 according to the Central Bank of Ireland, and as a leading fund servicing centre. </strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/02/20/248858/ireland-key-factors-choosing-alternative-investment-fund-domicile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:16:40 +0000 mkitchen 248858 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Jersey - Full guidance on setting up home and business http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/02/20/248857/jersey-full-guidance-setting-home-and-business <p><em><strong>Locate Jersey is part of the Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture department within the Jersey Government (`States of Jersey&#39;). Headed up by Director of International Trade, Wayne Gallichan (pictured), the role of Locate Jersey is to promote Jersey as a place to do business and to attract suitable businesses to the island, as well as HNW individuals; particularly those that are still economically active.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/02/20/248857/jersey-full-guidance-setting-home-and-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:10:34 +0000 mkitchen 248857 at http://www.hedgeweek.com British Virgin Islands - Providing a firm and reliable base for fund managers http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/02/20/248856/british-virgin-islands-providing-firm-and-reliable-base-fund-managers <p><em><strong>Since 2012, the BVI has introduced three exciting and innovative investment fund products, namely: the BVI Approved Manager, the BVI Incubator Fund and the BVI Approved Fund. The Approved Manager was introduced at the end of 2012, followed by the Incubator Fund and Approved Fund in mid-2015, and each has been growing steadily since their launch. Currently, there are 140 Approved Managers, 21 Incubator Funds and 29 Approved Funds, based on figures published by the BVI Financial Services Commission (as of 30 September&nbsp;2016).&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/02/20/248856/british-virgin-islands-providing-firm-and-reliable-base-fund-managers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:05:58 +0000 mkitchen 248856 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Malta - Q&A with Ivan Grech and Anatoli Grech http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/02/20/248855/malta <p><em><strong>Q&amp;A with Ivan Grech, Head of Business Development, FinanceMalta &amp; Anatoli Grech, Executive Secretary of the Malta Funds Industry Association.</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-directory-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gfmdirectory/financemalta">FinanceMalta</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/02/20/248855/malta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:58:48 +0000 mkitchen 248855 at http://www.hedgeweek.com